Showing posts with label HOLLYWOOD. Show all posts
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

THE STARS COME OUT FOR 'WHIPLASH' PREMIERE

J.K. Simmons With Miles Teller



Michelle Schumacher And J.K. Simmons



Chase Crawford, Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist Attend the LA Film Premiere and Party for Whiplash Sponsored by Sabra and Dobel



Stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Nate Lang, and more attended theWhiplash premiere and after party sponsored by Sabra and Dobel where Jackson's Honest Chips were served in Los Angeles.



Miles Teller was joined by girlfriend, Keleigh Sperry, and best friend, Chase Crawford. Teller broke away from his friends to play the drums for the party crowd, before catching up with co-stars Melissa Benoist and J.K. Simmons. Chase Crawford was spotted grabbing a bite to eat at the Sabra grab and go's bar, while Melissa Benoist chatted with friends while snacking on Sabra grab n' go cups at a nearby table.



Photo Courtesy Of: Alexandra Wyman

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

KATE WALSH ON VANITY FAIR RED CARPET EVENT

Kate Walsh



Kate Walsh was a smash at the NBC And Vanity Fair 2014-2015 TV Season Red Carpet Media Event at HYDE Sunset Kitchen in West Hollywood, California yesterday.


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

BETTY WHITE IS NOT DEAD AND IS HAVING A BALL

Betty White


Stories all over social networks are reporting that Betty White is dead. Just to let everyone know, Betty is fine at age 92 and continues to go strong. I just got off the phone with one of her trusted friends, and Betty is just fine and full of energy. The Golden Girl is still Golden.  Her show Hot In Cleveland remains a top rated show and we can expect many more years from Betty White.


Monday, August 11, 2014

DEPRESSION CAUSES FAMED ROBIN WILLIAMS SUICIDE

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DEATH OF A LEGEND

Story By: James Edstrom
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Robin Williams Suicide At Age 63




Robin Williams today at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”


Marin County Coronor’s office issued a statement, the Sheriff’s office suspects the death to be “suicide due to asphyxia.” The 9-1-1 phone call came in just before noon today.


This is very sad. Robin Williams was one of the first stars I photographed. I remember that day so clearly. I was on the side streets of Lincoln Center when Robin came walking down the street. He was smiling, laughing and made jokes. He asked what pose would we like and did everything we asked. As he walked down the street, he waved and you felt like you met a class act and a friend. 


For many years I would be asked on TV interviews who was one of the best to photograph and I always mentioned how nice Robin was. Any event that Robin attended, he was always on top of his game, class, dignity and treated you with respect.  This is a very sad day, Robin Williams was a huge talent who made us laugh for many years. Rest in peace Robin!


Photo By: RD/Orchon/Retna

Friday, June 20, 2014

LANGHAM HUNTINGTON UNVEILS NEW CHUAN SPA

Bethany Joy Lenz



The Langham Huntington unveiled its luxurious new Chuan Spa with a star-studded evening. The invitation-only soiree was attended by Los Angeles and Pasadena tastemakers as well as Hollywood celebrities from popular TV shows including Pretty Little Liars, Dexter, and Vampire Diaries.


The celebrated evening highlighted the unique offerings at the spa with demonstrations from Mistral LHE, PRIORI®, Kerstin Florian, HydraFacial MD®, Deborah Lippmann and La Bella Donna that took place in the Salon area. Guests enjoyed hand massages, make-up refreshers, eye de-puffers, and cutting-edge laser demos. Fans of Chuan Spa included Melody Thornton who loved testing the Mistral LHE and raved about the company’s Neova product line. Bethany Joy Lenz took advantage of being pampered at the event with a Deborah Lippmann hand massage. She also discovered her Chuan element by filling out the five element questionnaire that determines whether you are wood, fire, earth, metal or water. Following the event, Bethany enjoyed a casual dinner with her daughter at the hotel’s Terrace restaurant that overlooks the pool.


Monday, June 16, 2014

FAMED HOLLYWOOD KATE MANTILINI'S CLOSES DOORS

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THE GLORIOUS CORNER

Story By: G. H. HARDING
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Mel Brooks



KATE’S CLOSED --- From Deadline, “It not only was perhaps the most consistently popular and cool restaurant in Beverly Hills, Kate Mantilini which is located at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Doheny and just two blocks from the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, has in recent years become a key part of Oscar campaigning. Sadly, due to a dispute over higher rent with a greedy landlord more interested in lining their pockets than in pleasing Hollywood, Kate’s closed its doors Saturday night after 27 years in the key BH location. The other Kate’s located in Woodland Hills remains open, but frankly it isn’t the same. This one was special.”



"The restaurant, founded in 1987 and owned by the Lewis family (Marilyn and Harry who also founded the famed Hamburger Hamlet chain and sons David, and Adam who has been running it since 2010) which is open late unlike just about every other place of its type in the area, became a real watering hole for many Hollywood types like Mel Brooks who has written his own obit for the place, and so many others. It was almost impossible to go in there and not run into someone you know. It was really a hopping place, both at lunch , dinner and late night. And it not only has been host to numerous premiere parties (including several for Matt Weiner and Mad Men, a Marilyn Lewis obsession) it was also prominently featured in the movie Heat with a key scene between stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, now memorialized on the walls of Kate’s.”



When I used to be in L. A. on a more regular basis, Kate’s was usually my first stop. Its food was great all around, especially their tortilla soup and mac and cheese concoctions. Along with the now-closed Chasen’s, and Dan Tana’s, and, now Craig’s … this was southern-L. A. dining at its best. Sad news indeed.



GOD AWARDS LAND FRIDAY IN NYC --- We Care for Humanity awarded Nancy Rivard, Founder of Airline Ambassadors International, Global Woman of the Year at the 1st GOD Awards at L.A.'s Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last June. 



This Friday, the 2nd Annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards (GOD Awards) will honor individuals and corporations who have made substantive contributions to local communities in the fields of Business, Philanthropy, Arts and Entertainment, and to be held at the United Nations in New York City. Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes and Rebecca Holden (TV's Knight Rider) and music-producer Joel Diamond will act as co-hosts at the event and Rebecca and Tony LeBron will perform their hit song, “Dreams Come True.”



American Airlines will receive recognition for their Miles for Kids in Need Program; Delta Air Lines and Silver Airways will be acknowledged for Human Trafficking awareness: and Southwest and Virgin Atlantic will be honored for Humanitarian and Sustainability programs.



“Airline Ambassadors is proud to partner with We Care for Humanity, and highlight leaders in the airline industry who are modeling corporate social responsibility and building global cooperation, understanding and goodwill,” said Nancy Rivard.



D'ONOFRIO CAST --- Vincent D’Onofrio, so good for so many years at Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order/Criminal Intent, has signed on to play the Kingpin in the new Netflix's live-action TV series Daredevil.



Last week, Marvel announced that D'Onofrio, will play Michael Fisk, aka Kingpin, the arch nemesis of Daredevil.



Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil is one part of the companies' long-term business venture into the live-action realm of superhero TV shows. D'Onofrio is bringing with him a large body of past respected work that could propel the series and the character of Fisk even more. 



Now that D'Onofiro has been cast as Fisk, along with Charlie Cox in the title role of the series, the future of the man without fear appears to be looking bright.



CLOSING NOTES --- The sad story of legendary Casey Kasem officially came to an end yesterday, on Father’s Day, as he passed. So much mis-information came from this case, a book and maybe movie must certainly be the next logical step.



In his goodbye to radio fans in 2009, Kasem said, "Success doesn't happen in a vacuum. You're only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for. I've been lucky; I've worked for and with the very best."



Radio's All Access publisher Joel Denver noted, "Casey’s death marks the passing of one of the truly innovative radio personalities of our time. He brought to life the magic of American Top 40 to millions for years, and with that show, he created an indelible and beautiful spotlight on the importance of music and radio for generations of listeners. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Casey when we both recorded our respective shows and he was always a gentleman, who had a big and caring heart. Rest in peace, Casey."



Classy move by Elton John dedicating "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" at this weekend's Bonnaroo festival. Elton closed the festival.



Yes it really happened: While Hillary Clinton was at a book signing at a Costco in Virginia on Saturday (for her just-released book Hard Choices), who should wandered in, but Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor … in sandals and a striped shorts. So, I guess even Supreme Court Justices have normal lives …


Donnie Kehr




Jersey Boy's Donnie Kehr (and, his dog Buddy Elliot) showed at the Heads And Tails salon benefit Saturday. The afternoon also benefited Bideawee.




Monday, June 02, 2014

HUADING FILM AWARDS IN HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA

Lucy Liu



Charlie Hunnam



The Huading Film Awards at the Ricardo Montalban Theater on Sunday in Hollywood, California brought out the stars. Lucy Liu along with Charlie Hunnam were all smiles for the roving cameras.


China’s #1 film awards show took place in Hollywood for the first time with leading talent accepting accolades based on the votes of 80 million fans. Orlando Bloom, Bradley Cooper, Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Charlie Hunnam and Hans Zimmer received key honors for their work at the Huading Film Awards at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles. This historic event allowed American motion picture artists to directly acknowledge and express thanks to Chinese moviegoers who support their films. Industry legend Don Mischer produced the event.



EMMY nominated actress and current star of CBS’s Elementary, Lucy Liu, co-hosted the show alongside prominent Chinese television personality Olivia Xu.



British actor Orlando Bloom, who rose to fame during his breakthrough role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, took home the Global Actor Icon award. Bloom's film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is due out later this year. During his acceptance speech, Bloom recognized his Chinese fans stating, “I’d like to thank the people of China and my fans in China, for taking the time to watch my movies and vote for this award. I’m very humbled and grateful.”


Sunday, April 27, 2014

CHOPRA & SPACEY TALK HOLLYWOOD BOLLYWOOD

Priyanka Chopra With Kevin Spacey



House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey and actress/singer Priyanka Chopra made an appearance at the International Indian Film Awards yesterday afternoon, April 26th in Tampa Bay, FL, where they co-hosted a Master Acting Class pannel. When Spacey was asked what he thought about Bollyood and Hollywood working together he made the crowd of 300 roar with his answer "well, it's about (expletive) time!" It's reported that Spacey has big plans for India, and plans to try his hand at reviving theater in India.



Priyanka is currently touring the US to promote the release of her new single "I Can't Make You Love Me," which was released last week.

Monday, April 07, 2014

NEW YORK CITY LEGEND MICKEY ROONEY DEAD AT 93

Mickey Rooney



Movie legend Mickey Rooney, who appeared in more than 300 films and TV programs, has died at 93.


Having photographed Rooney over the years, we loved this guy. He always posed and always made you laugh while you were snapping his photo. The Brooklyn born actor loved New York City, and i was always amazed how he walked down Broadway like he owned the street. He love the Great White Way. Rooney was a gentleman, he had that old Hollywood style and class, that is so rare these days with the new generation of stars. Rooney will be missed.



Mickey Rooney's Biography



Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney. Rooney reached new heights in 1937 with A Family Affair, the film that introduced the country to Andy Hardy, the popular all-American teenager. This beloved character appeared in nearly 20 films and helped make Rooney the top star at the box office in 1939, 1940 and 1941. Rooney also proved himself an excellent dramatic actor as a delinquent in Boys Town starring Spencer Tracy. In 1938, he was awarded a Juvenile Academy Award.



Teaming up with Judy Garland, Rooney also appeared in a string of musicals, including Babes in Arms (1939) the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar in a leading role, Strike up the Band (1940), Babes on Broadway (1941), and Girl Crazy (1943). He and Garland immediately became best of friends. "We weren't just a team, we were magic," Rooney once said. During that time he also appeared with Elizabeth Taylor in the now classic National Velvet (1944). Rooney joined the service that same year, where he helped to entertain the troops and worked on the American Armed Forces Network. He returned to Hollywood after 21 months in Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946), did a remake of a Robert Taylor film, The Crowd Roars called Killer McCoy (1947) and portrayed composer Lorenz Hart in Words and Music (1948). He also appeared in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Rooney played Hepburn's Japanese neighbor, Mr. Yunioshi. A sign of the times, Rooney played the part for comic relief which he later regretted feeling the role was offensive. He once again showed his incredible range in the dramatic role of a boxing trainer with Anthony Quinn and Jackie Gleason in Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962). In the late 1960s and 1970s Rooney showed audiences and critics alike why he was one of Hollywood's most enduring stars. He gave an impressive performance in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film The Black Stallion (1979), which brought him an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. He also turned to the stage in 1979 in Sugar Babies with Ann Miller, and was nominated for a Tony Award. During that time he also portrayed the Wizard in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with Eartha Kitt at New York's Madison Square Garden, which also had a successful run nationally.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

GILLES MARINI STAYS MOISTURIZED WITH CARMEX

Gilles Marini



Gilles Marini was snapped staying moisturized on this spring day using his Carmex Moisture Plus. Yes, the news is huge today.

Gilles is known for having appeared in Sex and the City: The Movie and in the television series Brothers & Sisters as Luc Laurent.

Photo Courtesy Of: WorldRedEye/Domain MSA

Monday, March 03, 2014

CELEBRITIES WHO LOVE THE ACADEMY AWARDS GOLD

Angelina Jolie



Celebrities who wore gold jewelry to the 86th Academy Awards this year looked stunning. You can get the look at LoveGold.com.



LUPITA NYONG'O* – Fred Leighton 19th Century yellow gold and diamond coiled snake bracelet, 18k yellow gold Frog ring, 19th Century yellow gold, pearl and diamond ring, 19th Century yellow gold and opal ring, 1960's 18k gold, turquoise, and diamond ring, 18k yellow gold and rose-cut diamond spiked crescent earrings, and 18k yellow gold and diamond headband.



AMY ADAMS* – Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise earrings with diamonds, Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold square modified brilliant yellow diamond bracelet, Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold ring with fire opal, pink sapphire, yellow diamond and spessertite beads and gold Tiffany Metro diamond band rings.



ANGELINA JOLIE* – Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels Collection yellow gold round diamond drop earrings.



CAMILLA ALVES* - Lorraine Schwartz rose gold and pink diamond earrings with rose gold and diamond ring.



FOREVERMARK DIAMONDS ARE OSCARS BEST FRIEND

Giuliana Rancic



Jennifer Garner



Forevermark Diamonds, uniquely-inscribed with a promise of beauty, rarity and responsible-sourcing, graced nominees and performers alike at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Most notably, Academy Award Presenter & Dallas Buyers Club Actress Jennifer Garner and The Wolf of Wall Street Actress Margot Robbie debuted Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Jewelry.



Oscar night unveiled Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Jewelry, a new collection that celebrates sensational Hollywood glamour. A selection of some of the most exquisite diamonds in the world, Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Jewelry represents the pinnacle of the Forevermark promise – some of the earth's most magnificent creations; few diamonds will ever reach this echelon. Each diamond is measured and named by its carat weight, demonstrating just how magical and stunning nature's beauty can be.



In line with exceptional themes, the red carpet embraced the brilliance of bold diamond looks. Peaking the awards’ season, Oscars’ brightest stars shined in dazzling diamond looks, donning statement earrings and necklaces, stacked bracelets, and striking cuffs. The full list of renowned talent wearing Forevermark diamonds to Oscars and After-Parties included:


THE 86TH ACADEMY AWARDS - PURE OSCAR STYLE

Jennifer Lawrence



Jada Pinkett Smith



Paul Dano



Cate Blanchett



Sidney Poitier With Sydney Tamila Poitier



Ali Hewsonon With Bono



Bette Midler



Olga Kurylenko With Kellan Lutz



Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell



Benedict Cumberbatch



John Legend With Christine Teigen



Glenn Close



Jared Leto



Joseph Gordon-Levitt



Alfre Woodard



Naomi Watts



Lupita Nyong'o



Kate Hudson



Emma Watson



Sandra Bullock



Meryl Streep



Julia Roberts



Leonardo DiCaprio



Amy Adams



Liza Minnelli



Viola Davis



Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie



Lady Gaga



The 2014 Oscars at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California, brought out fashion and the stars.


THE 86TH ACADEMY AWARDS WINNERS LIST



Best Picture


12 Years a Slave

Best Actor in a Leading Role


Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress in a Leading Role


Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role


Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role


Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)

Best Animated Feature


Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)

Best Cinematography


Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)

Best Costume Design


The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)

Best Directing


Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)

Best Documentary Feature


20 Feet from Stardom (Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers)

Best Documentary Short


The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)

Best Film Editing


Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)

Best Foreign Language Film


The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling


Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)

Best Original Score


Gravity (Steven Price)

Best Original Song


Let It Go - Frozen

Best Production Design


The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)

Best Animated Short Film


Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)

Best Live Action Short Film


Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)

Best Sound Editing


Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)

Best Sound Mixing


Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)

Best Visual Effects


Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)

Best Adapted Screenplay


12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)

Best Original Screenplay


Her (Spike Jonze)




Monday, January 27, 2014

PURE STYLE AT '56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS'

Zendaya Coleman



Taylor Swift



Stevie Nicks



Sean Lennon And Yoko Ono



Pink



Katy Perry



Kelly Osbourne



Jared Leto



Hunter Hayes



Gloria Estefan



David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie And Madonna



Cyndi Lauper



Christine Teigen



Anna Faris



The 56th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, once again brought out the stars. Fashion ruled and style reigned.




THE WINNERS AT THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS


Album of the year: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk.

-- Record of the year: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

-- Song of the year: "Royals," Lorde.

-- New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

-- Pop solo performance: "Royals," Lorde.

-- Pop vocal album: "Unorthodox Jukebox," Bruno Mars

-- Pop/duo group performance: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

-- Rap/sung collaboration: "Holy Grail," Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.

-- Rock song: "Cut Me Some Slack," Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.

-- Country album: "Same Trailer Different Park," Kacey Musgraves.

-- Traditional pop vocal album: "To Be Loved," Michael Buble.

-- Rap performance: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

-- Rap song: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

-- Rap album: "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

-- R&B performance: "Something," Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.

-- Traditional R&B performance: "Please Come Home," Gary Clark Jr.